Located in northern Costa Rica, the Liberia International Airport or the Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport lies in Liberia, the capital of Guanacaste province. Set up mainly to cater to those tourists who wish to enjoy the wonderful weather and great beaches of the North Pacific Coast, the Liberia International Airport sits some 217 km northwest of the capital city San Jose.
Second Largest Airport in Costa Rica
Fast becoming a major international airport exclusively for tourists who want to enjoy Costa Rica’s gorgeous Pacific coastline, arriving at the Liberia International Airport is the quickest way to reach places like Tamarindo, Playa Negra, Golfo de Papagayo, Playa Grande, Playa Flamingo, Playa Hermosa and the Marino Las Baulas National Park.
History of the Daniel Oduber International Airport
Named in honor of the former president of Costa Rica, Daniel Oduber, whose idea it was to build an airport in the region and who was an avid supporter of expansion and development in Guanacaste, this international airport was opened in 1995, with its first commercial flight arriving here from Miami, Florida.
Amenities at the Airport
Built on the Llano Grande plains, some 8 miles west of the city of Liberia, the Daniel Oduber International Airport is a full service airport with paramedical services, technical services, fueling services, a fire department and luggage handling services. Besides the usual airport facilities, there is a bank, restrooms, medical assistance, a snack bar and a restaurant on the airport premises as well.
Close to Everything
By arriving at the Liberia International Airport, you can catch a short domestic flight to the airstrips of Samara, Tamarindo or Punta Islita, or you can visit the nearby parks: Santa Rosa National Park and Guanacaste National Park. For those who are traveling on a budget there are many hotels in the neighboring area of the airport as well as along the highway that leads from Liberia to the coastal towns of Playa Panama, Playas del Coco, Papagayo Gulf and Nosara.